Without a doubt, one of the things that I missed most when I stopped eating gluten was Toad in the Hole. I think it’s one of those things that until you realise that you can’t eat it anymore, you don’t appreciate how good it is! Last year, the boy learnt how to make a gluten free version of Toad in the Hole, and it’s SO good. It’s a proper comfort food, perfect for a Sunday evening, now that the days are getting shorter. We usually have ours with some mashed potato, spring greens and gravy (not shown in the pic above as it kind of ruined how it looked!), but obvs what you have to accompany it is up to you. However, here’s the recipe for the main event – the Toad in the Hole.
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 8 x GF pork sausages
- 140g GF plain white flour
- 50g cornflour
- 3 eggs
- 175ml milk
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- Sunflower oil for cooking
- Heat the oven up to 180 degrees. Divide the sausages between 4 small baking trays and put to one side.
- Whilst the oven is heating, make the batter mix. Tip the plain flour and cornflour into a mixing bowl and add the 1/2 tsp of salt. Mix together and make a well in the middle. Crack the eggs into the well.
- Whisk it all together, and slowly add the milk. Continue whisking until there’s no lumps. Place this to one side until needed.
- Cook the sausages in the oven for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, remove the sausages from the oven and take the sausages from the trays, putting them on a plate. Drizzle sunflower oil in each of the sausage trays.
- Put the trays back into the oven for a couple of minutes to heat the oil.
- Remove the trays, put the sausages back into them and pour the batter mixture into each of the trays, pouring it around the sausages.
- Turn the heat on the oven up to 200 degrees and put the baking trays into the oven.
- Leave to cook for 20 minutes, until the tops have gone golden brown. After 20 minutes, test that the batter is cooked using a sharp knife. If it comes out with batter on it, cook for a little while longer.
- Once cooked, remove from the oven and plate up, along with some veggies and a good glass of red wine!